Joseph Mallord William Turner

Netley Abbey, Hampshire

?1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23586
Turner Bequest CCLII 35

Catalogue entry

Turner filled the lower half of this page with a single view of the overgrown ruins of Netley Abbey, located about five miles south-east of Southampton. Particular attention has been paid to the way in which the crumbling buildings are couched within a gently undulating wooded terrain. The scribbled pencil marks in the bottom left-hand corner are a continuation of a sketch of the east end of the ruin on folio 34 verso opposite (D23585; Turner Bequest CCLII 34a). The abbey was the subject of particular study in this sketchbook, and recurs on multiple pages; see folio 32 verso (D23581; Turner Bequest CCLII 32a) for the main entry on this site.

John Chu
April 2014

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